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A player building a wooden barrier fortification during the Open Beta

Fortifications are a new gameplay feature introduced in Battlefield V. Fortifications allow players to construct their own structures during matches by utilizing a toolbox. This allows cover or obstacles to be created and change the flow of maps. Each class can construct the standard defensive fortifications, but the Support kit can also construct offensive fortifications as well as build at a faster rate. This is further enhanced with the Engineer Combat Role.[1]

Fortifications are neutral objects and thus can be built or used by either faction. Each fortification takes a different amount of time to construct. The time is decreased if multiple players are building the same fortification. The Advanced Toolbox is carried by the Support kit and only differs from the normal toolbox by allowing fortifications to be built twice as fast as well as allowing players to repair vehicles with the blowtorch. Tanker and Pilot kits are also able to repair vehicles with the toolbox but can only build fortifications at the normal rate.

Fortifications may only be constructed at certain locations on a map. These locations change depending on what gamemode is being played. Positions are indicated on the minimap, and shown in outline with a hammer icon when the toolbox is actively equipped. Unbuilt fortifications are highlighted in a transparent white and are only visible to those who have toolboxes equipped. If a player or vehicle lies on top of a fortification once it has been built, it will be highlighted in a transparent red. The fortification will only be completed and physically present once the obstruction has moved. Some fortifications require multiple steps in order unlock additional fortifications. For example, a bridge will need to be destroyed first in order to build a new bridge. The bridge will then require its railing, frames, and platform to be built separately before the bridge is complete.

Both helping the building process and completing fortifications within a friendly-held capture area awards a small amount of objective points, and may satisfy certain assignments. If a teammate gets a kill while using a constructed fortification to support their Bipod, the player who constructed it will be awarded a Mounted Cover Kill Assist bonus.

Fortifications can only be destroyed using explosives or vehicles, and will resist most other projectiles. The toolbox cannot be used to attack enemy players or vehicles, nor used to dismantle standing fortifications. Some partially demolished fortifications can be replaced anew, while some others like the anti-tank obstacle can only be built once.

ToolboxEdit

The Build Tool is a gadget carried by all classes and is used to build fortifications. When equipped by a player, the tool being used will change based on the contextual action the player intends to perform, ranging from a hammer for constructing wooden objects or driving barbed wire posts, a Wrench when constructing metal objects, a Shovel when digging earthworks, or a sandbag when building up sandbag walls.

The tools have no effect when away from a fortification, and cannot normally be used to injure opponents. The Support, Tanker, and Pilot kits also carry a Repair Tool with which they can restore damaged vehicles.

List of FortificationsEdit

Note: The Advanced toolbox reduces time to build by half for all fortifications.

DefensiveEdit

Image
Name
Requirements
Time To Build
BFV Small Wooden Wall
Wooden Wall (Small)
Hammer
  • May be built on the ground or in buildings. They may also be built inside buildings the top of a flight of stairs or if an exterior wall is destroyed.
2 Seconds
BFV Large Wooden Wall
Wooden Wall (Large)
Hammer
  • May be built on the ground around objectives.
3 Seconds
BFV Wooden Box
Firing Step
Hammer
  • May be built behind sandbags, inside trenches, or beside windows.
2 seconds
BFV Wooden Barrier
Wooden Barrier
Hammer
  • May be built in front of doorways or inside buildings if an exterior wall is destroyed.
3 Seconds
BFV Walkway Short
Walkway (Short)
Hammer
2 Seconds
BFV Walkway Long
Walkway (Long)
Hammer
  • May be placed to reach the rooftops of Marita.
3 Seconds
BFV Trench Ladder
Trench Ladder
Hammer
  • Acts similarly to a Walkway. Found only on Arras.
2 Seconds
BFV Ladder
Ladder
Hammer
2 Seconds
BFV Window Boards
Window Boards
Hammer
  • May be placed on any window in a building. They can also be placed on some buildings with destroyed exterior walls if the window sill is still intact.
2 Seconds
BFV Barbed Wire
Barbed Wire
Hammer
  • May be built around other fortifications and cannot be vaulted over.
3 Seconds
BFV Barbed Wire Fence
Barbed Wire Fence
Hammer
  • Only available on Pacific Storm. May be built around other fortifications and cannot be vaulted over.
3 Seconds
BFV Supply Station
Supply Stations
Hammer
  • May only be built at objectives and can be used by both factions.
4 Seconds
BFV Battle Pickup Station
Battle Pickup Station
Hammer
  • Only available on Iwo Jima and Pacific Storm. May only be built at objectives and can be used by both factions.
4 Seconds
BFV Car Barricade
Car Barricade
Hammer
  • Only appears on Devastation and Provence. Consists of an upturned automobile reinforced with sandbags. Can usually be built near other wrecked cars.
2 Seconds
BFV Watch Tower
Watch Tower
Hammer
  • Only appears on Pacific Storm. Overlooks area once constructed and may be climbed.
8 Seconds
BFV Wooden Bridge
Wooden Bridge

Hammer

8 Seconds
BFV Suspension Bridge
Suspension Bridge

Hammer

  • May only be built on Marita in the small ravine on the west side of the map.
8 Seconds
BFV Small Sandbags
Sandbags (Small)
Sandbag
  • May be placed on the ground. They can also be placed on dirt barriers, foxholes, or trenches if the latter is built first. May only be placed in buildings if an exterior wall is destroyed.
2 Seconds
BFV Large Sandbags
Sandbags (Large)
Sandbag
  • May be placed on the ground. They can also be placed in buildings if destroyed to supplement walls.
3 seconds
BFV DFP Sandbags
Sandbags (DFP)
Sandbag
  • May be placed on the ground. The top portion may only be built once the bottom portion has been built.
2 Seconds
BFV Dirt Barriers
Dirt Barrier
Shovel
  • May be placed on the ground. They are automatically built when constructing foxholes or trenches. They allow sandbags to be built on top once completed.
3 Seconds
BFV Snow Barriers
Snow Barrier
Shovel
  • Replaces dirt barriers on Narvik and Fjell 652 and may be placed on the ground. They are automatically built when constructing foxholes or trenches. They allow sandbags to be built on top once completed.
3 Seconds
BFV Foxhole
Foxhole
Shovel
  • Dug in the ground, creating either snow or dirt barriers. Sandbags may be placed on it once the foxhole has been built.
4 Seconds
BFV Trench
Trench
Shovel
  • May be built in open areas. Trenches features multiple sections which must be dug separately. Once dug sandbags and wooden boxes may be built on them.
4 Seconds
BFV Dragons Teeth
Dragon's Teeth
Trowel
3 Seconds
BFV Tank Blocker
Tank Blocker

Wrench

3 Seconds
BFV Hedgehog
Hedgehog

Wrench

  • May be built on roads or pathways.
3 Seconds
BFV Bridge
Steel Bridge
Wrench and Hammer
  • May only be built on destroyed bridges. Only available on urbans maps as well as Hamada. Requires railing, two frames, and six boards to be built sequentially in order to complete the bridge. Only wooden boards are able to be destroyed once a bridge is built.
  • Railing - 8 Seconds
  • Frame - 3 Seconds
  • Boards - 2 Seconds

OffensiveEdit

Image
Name
Requirements
Time To Build
BFV MG Fortification
Machine Gun Vickers (UK)
MG 34 (GER)
Type 93 HMG (JP)
Wrench
  • Requires advanced toolkit. Can typically be found around objectives or high traffic pathways.
2 Seconds
BFV AT Gun Fortification
AT Gun 
6 Pounder (UK, US, JP)
Pak 40 (GER)
Wrench
  • Requires advanced toolkit. Can typically be found around objectives or high traffic pathways.
4 Seconds
BFV AA Gun Fortification
AA Gun
Flak 38 (UK, GER)
40mm AA (US, JP)
Wrench
  • Requires advanced toolkit. Only available on maps with aircraft. Can typically be found around objectives or high traffic pathways.
4 Seconds
BFV Mortar Fortification
Mortar
Wrench
2 Seconds

ObjectivesEdit

Image
Name
Requirements
Time To Build
BFV Radio Tower 2
Radio Tower (Level 1)
Available in Outpost on Arras or Mercury. Upgraded version of Radio Tower level 0. Captures objective for team once built.
12 Seconds
BFV Radio Tower 3
Radio Tower (Level 2)
Upgraded version of Radio Tower level 1
24 Seconds
BFV Radio Tower 4
Radio Tower (Level 3)
Upgraded version of Radio Tower level 2
36 Seconds

OtherEdit

Image
Name
Requirements
Time To Build
BFV Snowman
Snowman
Shovel
  • Can be built on Narvik next to a yellow house, north of the A Flag and Fjell 652 near the E flag.
8 Seconds

BFV Stairway To Heaven
Stairway
Hammer
  • Available on the Practice Range as an easter egg. Requires four players to stand on four plates around the range. This will allow players to start building stairways into the sky. Functioning as a puzzle, multiple paths can be built but only one will be correct. At taller heights, V-1 Rockets and other explosives will start to be fired at players. After a certain amount of time has passed, lower stairways will begin to deteriorate and disappear.
10 Seconds (Each)

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The time to build for all fortifications was cut in half with the release of update 5.0 on October 29, 2019.[2]
  • Offensive fortifications cannot be towed.
  • When idle with a toolbox, the player's third-person model shows them holding only a hammer for infantry class. Tankers and Pilots will hold the Repair Tool instead.
BFV Snowman Location
  • The Snowman was originally located at the A flag and other positions on Narvik during the Open Beta. The release of the game saw the reduction to only one snowman on Narvik. After the Overture update [3], the location changed to its current position.[4]
  • In the rare circumstance where a player can "attack" an enemy with the toolkit (by catching them against an unbuilt fortification), it inflicts 50 damage, similar to the Repair Hammer from Battlefield 1.[5]

ReferencesEdit

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